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ICE Seeks Permanent Remote I-9 Document Review

According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, employers are now permanently allowed to review Form I-9 identification documents remotely. If finalized, the rule would create a framework under which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security could “pilot various options, respond to emergencies similar to the Covid-19 pandemic, or implement permanent flexibilities upon a specific determination […]


Form I-9 Expired List B Documents Must Be Updated by July 31, 2022

Employers must be sure that employees who presented an expired List B Identity document between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2022, provide an unexpired document that establishes their identity by July 31, 2022, to update their Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The Department of Homeland Security recommends that employees present the replacement of the […]


DHS Proposes New Framework for Remote I-9 Inspection and Seeks Additional Public Comment

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a rule on the remote I-9 inspection flexibilities for employers that were implemented as a result of the pandemic. Within it, the agency has proposed a new framework for remote inspection and seeking public comment on the potential benefits and burdens of these alternative document inspection protocols.

 


Round 2: USCIS Makes Additional Changes to Proposed Form I-9 Revision Due Later This Fall

After publishing another round of proposed revisions to the Form I-9, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a second public comment period for HR and other stakeholders that is open until August 8, 2022. Of note is the compressing of Sections 1 and 2 from two pages to one page, which […]


Social Security Administration Resumes E-Verify TNC Processing on July 15th 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will resume processing of E-Verify mismatches, ending the “grace period” put into place at the start of the pandemic. Effective July 15, employees whose E-Verify cases are referred to SSA on or after July 15, 2022, will have eight […]


A Scary Cautionary Tale About I-9 Forms

The I-9 Form must be completed within three days of an employee’s start date and records of this form must be maintained throughout that employment and for a year thereafter. One small business learned the hard way the importance of all I-9 requirements when it was fined a total of $1,527,308.90 for a combination of […]


Tennessee’s Revised Mandatory E-Verify Law Applies to More Employers

Effective January 1, 2023, private employers in Tennessee with at least 35 employees will be required to use E-Verify and maintain case results. In addition, for those with fewer than 35 employees or an employer that does not have internet access who wish to use E-Verify, the office of employment verification assistance can enroll the […]


DHS Proposal on Virtual I-9 Review is Near

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has plans to issue a proposed rule allowing virtual document examination options for reviewing the I-9 “in certain circumstances or with respect to certain employers.” Many employers want a remote review option for hiring remote workers but have called for better remote examination methods.

 

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What Employers Need To Know About I-9 Audits & Work-Site Investigation

With a stronger push for immigration laws to be strictly enforced, American businesses are quickly learning the importance of being Form I-9 compliant. In the last few years, the nation has seen the number of government investigations into I-9 compliance almost quadruple. While a company may not be able to escape a government audit, it […]


E-Verify Federal Contractor Numbering Change

E-Verify releases a change regarding new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Number Requirements for federal contractors. Do you have your new number?

If you are a federal contractor, you should be aware that E-Verify has recently announced an update to its service that affects the numbering system you have used in the past. Effective April 4, 2022, the federal government […]




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